WHAT IF A CAR BECAME THE TOOL FOR TRANSFORMING YOUR VIEW OF LOS ANGELES?
After the runaway success of INVISIBLE CITIES, The Industry wants to move you in a whole new way with HOPSCOTCH, a world-premiere opera experienced in cars zig-zagging throughout Los Angeles. Collaboratively created with six composers and six writers, and featuring over 100 artists, HOPSCOTCH tells an original story of a disappearance across time. Audiences can experience the work in both the intimacy of a car, where artists and audiences share a confined space; or for free in a large central hub, where all the journeys are live-streamed to create a dizzying panorama of life in Los Angeles.
Throughout HOPSCOTCH, audiences are taken on a ride to an unknown destination, with action unfolding both inside the car and on the streets. Each car ride is a different chapter of one master narrative, told in a non-chronological sequence from car to car, exploring themes of time, memory, and perception. In the climactic finale, the solitude of driving transforms into an ecstatic vision of community in Los Angeles.
Concept and Direction by Yuval Sharon
Music by Veronika Krausas, Marc Lowenstein, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Norman, Ellen Reid, and David Rosenboom
Text by Tom Jacobson, Mandy Kahn, Sarah LaBrie, Jane Stephens Rosenthal, Janine Salinas, and Erin Young
Additional music composed and performed by Phillip King, Odeya Nini, and Michelle Shocked